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View Poll Results: How do you say it?
Coup-a Porscha 11 14.47%
Coup-a Porsche 24 31.58%
Coop Porscha 4 5.26%
Coop Porsche 37 48.68%
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Old 10-31-2004, 14:27   #1 (permalink)
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Pronunciation

Maybe I'm just getting old and anal (at 19, dear god), but this really bugs me for some reason. I know it's the aussie way of saying it but I can't bring myself to do it.

Coupé. Note the accent on the e.

lol I'm not really a tightarse, I couldn't care less, just wondering how everyone else says it? And what about the other biggie, Porsche. It's Porscha!
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Old 10-31-2004, 14:34   #2 (permalink)
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I find myself occasionally saying Coupé after ppl around me have said it. But everytime this happens, i feel my rist go loose.
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Re: Pronunciation

I say Porsche, I say coupe (note the missing accent).
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I find myself occasionally saying Coupé after ppl around me have said it. But everytime this happens, i feel my rist go loose.
Yeah you get a bit of the gay frenchie feel.
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Old 10-31-2004, 15:00   #5 (permalink)
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coop for me.. coupe sounds like a try hard frenchie
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Re: Pronunciation

Now that I think about it, I often say Coupe...can't explain it really. I have tried to change my stance and say Coop...sometimes I win the battle with my tongue.

As for Porsche...I say both Porscha and Porsche, but more often than not I say Porscha.

When it comes to pronunciation though, I am not your man. I always say things in a different way to everyone else.
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Re: Pronunciation

I always say the accent at the end. It's originally a woggy word so pronounce it that way. If you want to discuss a chicken house then say coop.

As for Porsche, I usually leave the 'a' off the end, but sometimes I say it. Mainly if those around me say it as well.
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Re: Pronunciation

Coop Porsche is how I pronounce it.

Coup-a Porscha makes me feel like I trying to be french, and it just sounds wrong - If you've heard my voice, you'd understand why it sounds wrong if I pronounce things like that.

Got another one for all of you who live in Melbourne... A suburb in northern melbourne, reservoir, do you pronounce it ending in a or sound or voir sound? Having lived there for years, I know how all the locals pronounce it, but I'm curious to see how everyone else pronounces it.
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Re: Pronunciation

While on Porsches and Coupes .... what about Carreras??

Are they Car-rear-a's ..... or Car-rare-a's ??







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i'm a Coup-a Porsche man.
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